This message is dated Wednesday 8th June 2022 - Maidenhead
Alert message sent 08/06/2022 15:24:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
FIRST: SMARTPHONE TRAINING:
You may remember I mentioned I have presented at The Union of Catholic Mothers in Maidenhead and suggested they have and use Smartphones.
The response was – we don’t have them and if we did, we would not know how to use them.
I worked with PC Mat Wingrove, who manages the Police Cadets, as we thought they would be experts in using Smart Phones and if we could train them to be ‘trainers’, they would be the ideal group to send out to show those not familiar with Smart Phones, the basics that they would need to know.
Last night …… they held their first training session with the Union of Catholic Mothers and Mat says it went really well ! The Cadets have been taught how to teach people slowly, from the beginning – how to turn it on ! Then how to make calls, send texts and take photos. Then how download necessary Apps, so they can ‘Facetime’ relatives !!
If your group would like them to come along and teach your group – just email me below and I will forward your request to Mat !
This issue will become more and more important, as the High Street banks close their branches and almost everything we now do, must be online, or via a mobile phone. We have to make the effort – even if we are resistant to the technology – as very soon, we will have no choice, or be ignored !
Next: I have received loads of emails re speeding in local roads and how local residents, can deal with that issue.
The answer - is get together in your road and set up a Community Speedwatch. We unfortunately are no longer involved in this initiative and this has just been put out by the PCC:
Community SpeedWatch Scheme
The Community SpeedWatch scheme is set to provide communities with equipment and training to monitor speeding in their area.
Thanks to a new partnership with Community SpeedWatch UK, a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides support for SpeedWatch schemes, Thames Valley have taken a major step forward in the fight to improve road safety.
Organised by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, SpeedWatch groups will be provided with a starter kit on a loan basis, including a speed detection device, to help volunteers to assist in the battle against speeding motorists.
Before community teams can be deployed to the roadside, they will undergo a number of training sessions online. Risk assessments will be completed by police to ensure safety at the roadside.
The new online platform allows group-related activities to be self-regulated via an online calendar and also provides vehicle make recognition training. DVLA pre-checks logged registration numbers for authenticity before automatically passing data on to the police for further processing. Existing Community SpeedWatch groups will be contact directly about restarting activity once coronavirus restrictions allow.
A six month trial will take place in pre-selected locations in order to test the new online platform and get feedback from volunteers. If successful the new scheme, including the loan of equipment will be rolled out to new and existing groups towards the end of 2021.
For more information, if required, please email email@example.com.
Further information on Community SpeedWatch Online can be found at: https://communityspeedwatch.org/FRONT-v2-Home.php.
You need to gather sufficient support to have an Exec Committee of at least 3 members, who register on the above website. Once that has been done, our team of Community Safety Team volunteers, who used to do all our CSWs, will assist and support.
Once you have set up your scheme online, email me if you need their support.
NEXT: ANOTHER SEXTORTION:
A young man has exchanged messages with a woman he had never met, on Instagram and snapchat. He then engaged in explicit messages and sent naked photos of himself. The minute they were sent, the person on the other end changed and a demand for money was sent, or the texts, photos and video would be shared with everyone in his personal address book !.
The victim has sent a total of £394 pounds so far. The victim has no idea who the woman was, where she lived nor has any contact details !
ONCE AGAIN – PLEASE DO NOT SAY, WRITE, TEXT, PHOTOGRAPH, VIDEO ANYTHING ON LINE, YOU WOULD NOT BE HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY, RELATIVES, FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS, WORK COLLEAGUES – EMPLOYER – EVERYONE IN YOUR PERSONAL ADDRESS BOOK / CONTACT LIST - TO SEE
This does not only affect young men. Women also fall for this – and – it affects people of all ages !!!
NEXT: FROM RBWM:
We hope you’re all well, and enjoyed the Jubilee weekend.
We have two requests this week:
Would you join us at a World Café on 15 June ?
Could you be a Community Champion ?
The best ideas, often come from informal discussion. Our World Cafés, are a great opportunity to chat about local issues and find exciting community-led solutions.
The Royal Borough’s first World Café is for Clewer East / Clewer and Dedworth East. The following representatives will attend and are eager to meet you, They will be - the Citizens Advice Bureau, public health, benefit support, social prescribers, housing, Healthwatch, carers support, Thames Hospice, and People to Places.
There will also be World Cafes in Ascot and Sunninghill / Sunningdale on 7 July, Hurley and Walthams’ on the 21st July, details of times and venues to follow.
There are plans to hold ‘World Cafes’ in every ward in the Borough.
If you care about your community, reserve your free place at the World Café in your ward by emailing us at: - firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about World Cafes:- https://bit.ly/3t4A5f2
COULD YOU BE A CHAMPION ?
We have 150 fabulous and invaluable Community Information Champions who help us share important news and information in their communities.
They do this by word of mouth, via their social media channels, or within their community groups or organisations.
As a Community Information Champion, you’d join a network of like-minded individuals making a real difference. You’d receive weekly emails from the council with key messages and assets to share within your networks. The role is voluntary and done at your convenience. Find out more https://bit.ly/3lSXagJ
If you’ve any questions about the above, please drop us an email to email@example.com.
All our best,
Community Information Champions
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
NEXT: ARE YOU A MAN OVER 50 / RETIRED ?
If so, think about joining ‘Men’s Matters’. They meet regularly across the Borough, to discuss issues relating to men in retirement. Women have dozens of groups they can join – and do. Men, are generally not good at this.
Paul Samuels and Eram Dodhy, who lead Men’s Matters, is running an online workshop, to explore and discuss how to seek help, what, who and where to go, for men's health & wellbeing.
We have a FREE workshop covering men’s health matters, delivered by a professional NHS specialist, between 10 a.m. / 12 noon on Thursday 16th June 2022.
Can you forward this link to your community of men and ask them to join us, to listen, speak, and learn about what is out there, to help with health, loneliness, etc. ?
Training Coordinator - Slough CVS & WAM GI
My working days are Mon-Tues and Thursdays
For further information on FREE training opportunities available please follow link below:
Slough CVS & WAM Get Involved Training & Events Events | Eventbrite
NEXT: ITS NATIONAL CARERS’ WEEK – JUNE 6TH – 12TH
Carers Week, is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise, the contribution they make to families and communities, throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities, to identify themselves as carers, and access much-needed support.
Please see website to learn more; https://www.carersweek.org/about-carers-week/
Last year, the Queen joined in her first ever video call to mark carers’ week.
See link below.
Carers we really do value you, have a good week!
The Advocacy People
Tel: 07793 118 016
My working days are Monday to Wednesday
I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
3/6 Friday 2.15 p.m. / 4.15 p.m. Station Approach Locked up bikes stolen from a bike rack X 2. 1. A black, Trek 3, hybrid bike. Ref. No: 43220242414 2. A blue, Pinnacle Riverside 500, hybrid bike. Ref. No: 43220242939
4/6 Saturday 8.30 p.m. / 9 p.m. Providence Place. Locked up bike stolen. A silver Verge, mountain bike. Ref. No: 43220244082
4/6 - 5/6 Saturday 2 p.m. / Sunday midnight. Station Approach. Bike locked in bike shed. A Decathlon, Rock Rider bike. Ref. No: 43220244823
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
firstname.lastname@example.org BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
5/6 Sunday 2 a.m. – 9 a.m. Hockett Lane, Cookham. Attempted Burglary. The Aggrieved woke up at approximately 2 a.m. by a noise, but went back to sleep, as there had been a party at the house behind the property with fireworks, so they thought it was connected to that. When they went downstairs in the morning, they found the back conservatory door has been forced and a plant pot the other side of the door had been smashed, presumably used to smash the glass. No entry gained and nothing stolen. Ref. No: 43220244686
5/6 Sunday 5 p.m. Lesters Road, Cookham. The owner had moved, leaving some property in the Lesters Road address. When they went to collect it they found the front door loose and all the windows open. The following items were missing: 1x white metal double bed frame, 1x double mattress, 2x 32in TVS, 1x TV/DVD player, 1x black clothes rail, 1x grey Iphone 7 with smashed screen, 1x Henry Hoover. Someone must have seen or heard something. Ref. No: 43220245121
30/5 – 6/6 Winter Hill Road. Fire damage a few weeks ago. Now fly tipping and more damage. Ref. No: 43220246781
7/6 Tuesday 10.45 p.m. Office, Lower Road, Cookham. Car damaged. Ref. No: 43220249804
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH email@example.com
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
2/6 – 3/6 Wessex Way. Car keyed. Ref. No: 43220242032
3/6 Friday 2 p.m. Boyn Valley Road. Masking tape placed all over windscreen and wing mirrors. Ref. No: 43220242255
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
4/6 Sunday 8.20 p.m. Monkey Island Lane, Bray X 6. 1. Car rear windscreen smashed – vandalism. Ref. No: 43220244625 2. Car windscreen and passenger windows smashed. Ref. No: 43220245045 3. Car windscreen smashed and rear passenger window chipped and dent found in bonnet. Ref. No; 43220245434 4. All car windows smashed. Ref. No: 43220247041 5. Car all windows smashed. Ref. No: 43220247356 6. Car window smashed. Ref. No: 43220248896
Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.